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Viable North Sea (ViNoS): A NetLogo Agent-based Model of German Small-scale Fisheries (version 1.1.0)

Viable North Sea (ViNoS) is an Agent-based Model of the German North Sea Small-scale Fisheries in a Social-Ecological Systems framework focussing on the adaptive behaviour of fishers facing regulatory, economic, and resource changes. Small-scale fisheries are an important part both of the cultural perception of the German North Sea coast and of its fishing industry. These fisheries are typically family-run operations that use smaller boats and traditional fishing methods to catch a variety of bottom-dwelling species, including plaice, sole, and brown shrimp. Fisheries in the North Sea face area competition with other uses of the sea – long practiced ones like shipping, gas exploration and sand extractions, and currently increasing ones like marine protection and offshore wind farming. German authorities have just released a new maritime spatial plan implementing the need for 30% of protection areas demanded by the United Nations High Seas Treaty and aiming at up to 70 GW of offshore wind power generation by 2045. Fisheries in the North Sea also have to adjust to the northward migration of their established resources following the climate heating of the water. And they have to re-evaluate their economic balance by figuring in the foreseeable rise in oil price and the need for re-investing into their aged fleet.

Release Notes

Version 1.1.0 is a maintenance release of our Viable North Sea (ViNoS) software. The main purpose of this release is stabilize the software and prepare the submission of the ODD.

  • Added collaborators
  • Published in Helmholtz Research Directory and on Zenodo
  • verified VIABLE approch in model
  • Completed ODD

Version Submitter First published Last modified Status
1.1.0 Carsten Lemmen Thu May 25 20:36:12 2023 Thu May 25 20:36:12 2023 Published
1.0.0 Carsten Lemmen Thu May 25 13:45:17 2023 Thu May 25 13:45:17 2023 Published


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